Still on the Road (book)


This is the second volume in Clinton Heylin's magisterial survey of the songs of Bob Dylan. The first volume - "Revolution in the Air" which is now available in paperback - charted the rise of Bob Dylan from his first jottings to the full expression of genius in songs such as "Hard Rain Gonna Fall" and "The Times They Are a Changin". "Still on the Road" begins in 1974 with "Blood on the Tracks", the album filled with masterworks such as "Tangled Up in Blue" and "Simple Twist of Fate" that heralded a watershed in Dylan's creative journey, and continues to chart his never-ending fascination with music and the art of song up to 2006's "Modern Times". Praise for "Revolution in the Air": 'Beg, steal, borrow...a compelling history of Dylan's mercurial song writing' - "Mojo, 5-star Review". 'Better than any biography could ever be, and a crucial Dylan book' - Jonathan Letham. 'Valuable resource' - "Observer". 'A gripping new book by Dylan scholar Clinton Heylin so is so far in the deep end that its borderline insane.. [yet] has been devoured with a ravenous, insatiable appetite, and I have even made notes in the margin' - Mark Ellen, "Word". 'Already has the critics singing its praises' - "The Herald". 'Terrifically interesting for Dylan nuts' - "Sunday Herald". 'Manna for completists' - "Metro" (nationwide). 'Another epic work from Heylin' - "Ham & High". 'True to form, Heylin digs deep-way deep-into the songs, mixing cold hard facts with illuminating anecdotes' - Mark Smith, managing editor, "Acoustic Guitar". 'A magnum opus that anyone curious about, fascinated by, and devoted to His Master's Voice will want to read and ponder' - Jonathan Cott, author, "Dylan", and editor, "Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews". [1]